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It's National Tortellini Day❗

Throw your hands up in the air if you love pasta and you just don't care!!🤣🤣

If so friends, then today is your day. 


According to nationaldaycalendar.com, "Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor. Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese."


FUN FACT: "Members of an organization called The Learned Order of the Tortellini in the city of Bologna wear special hats to their meetings that are red and gold and shaped like tortellini. They also wear a ribbon, around their neck that has a gold tortellini hanging on it. The Learned Order of the Tortellini has a large membership dedicated to the preservation of the traditional tortellini."


In honor of today, here's a few ways you can pay homage to this :

📍Host a tortellini taste testing party (since there are so many different flavors)

📍Order tortellini from your favorite restaurant

📍Try a new recipe like this one:𝗕𝗥𝗢𝗪𝗡 𝗕𝗨𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗜


𝗜𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀

1-1½ lbs. (450-700 g) cheese or any flavor tortellini

¼ cup (60 mL) reserved pasta water

½ stick (¼ cup/60 mL) butter, sliced

2 tbsp (30 mL) Savory Maple Spice Blend

5 cups (1.2 L) fresh baby spinach

2 tbsp (30 mL) shaved Parmesan cheese

½ tbsp (7 mL) balsamic vinegar

Squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional)


𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀

Cook the tortellini in a large pot according to the package directions until just done. Reserve ¼ cup (60 mL) of the pasta water.

Brown the butter in the 12” Brilliance Nonstick Weeknight Skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it browns, around 5-7 minutes. (It will smelly nutty).

Add the Savory Maple Spice Blend and stir well.

Transfer the tortellini and reserved pasta water into the skillet and add the spinach. Toss over medium-low heat until the spinach has wilted.

Add the Parmesan, vinegar, and lemon juice, if you’d like, right before serving.


𝗬𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱: 4 servings


𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 470, Total Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 11 g, Cholesterol 65 mg, Sodium 1050 mg, Carbohydrate 61 g, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 8 g (includes 5 g added sugar), Protein 17 g


Your Friendly Pampered Chef Tip:

Check the tortellini on the shorter side of the cooking time. Since you’re tossing it with the brown butter sauce, it will continue to cook a little bit more.

The acidity from the vinegar (and lemon juice) helps to balance the richness of the butter.


12" Brilliance Weeknight Skillet # 100897


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ACTION STEP: Whip up a plate of this perfect pasta, you can add cooked sliced pork tenderloin or white beans for added protein. Then let me know in the comments how it turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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